A small glimpse into the life of a young boy in the Ndebele Tribe of the Republic of South Africa, the story of Jabulani teaches the very important lesson that sometimes, the smallest acts are the most important ones.
“Sometimes we hear words in the news and it’s hard to understand what they mean and how they affect us.” These are the words printed on the back of Children in our World: Racism and Intolerance, and they’re a sentiment that the BookwyrmMama household understands all to well.
It’s always difficult to have a discussion with your children about racism and intolerance. It’s never easy or simple to discuss injustices in our world, but the impact of having these conversations early and frequently impossible to ignore. Books like “Children in our World” could help ease into those hard to bring up discussions and make conversations a little bit easier.
Well, all, it’s the end of the year. And we thought we’d look back on our absolute FAVORITE books from 2018. Some of them are from indie authors, some were read by Guppy, but either way, these were the books that impacted us the most in 2018. Maybe we’ll have more next year! But here’s the round up!
I know it seems that I’m always writing these glowing reviews about the books I read, and it’s true! I do love to read, and I love it when an author gives me a part of themselves. It’s hard not to love reading when you know that someone has reached deep into their soul and given us something heartwarming, funny, or interesting to take with us. But even I can admit that there are times when a reading (or in this case, audio book) experience is…less than stellar. So, without any further delay, I give you a review for the Audio Book “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Rejected X-Men Characters” Sorry… Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
(Disclaimer: I am an Amazon Affiliate, so when I talk about Audible, and you sign up for a trial, or a subscription, I get money at no cost to you! While I don’t recommend this particular book on Audible (you’ll see why) I do recommend the service as a whole. Just grab something like Harry Potter, or World War Z instead…
Feelings are a big part of growing up, and sometimes it can be hard for our kids to unpack those feelings into productive conversation. Jameon’s Closet by Shauna Havlina M.S., LMFT and Leanne Richter M.A. LMFT shows us a solid metaphor, and a great way to help our kids deal with their big feelings!
Super nerds like our family require our padawans ample time to develop their love of the franchise as early as possible. For Goober this means that one for the first 3 books we read to him in the hospital while he was recovering from his first surgery was Goodnight, Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown. Now he’s old enough to interact with the book, so below are his opinions (as interpreted by BookwyrmMama).